Event Info

Catching the train to Song Summit?

There is major upgrading track work on the City Circle train line this weekend that will affect most train services to and from the Sydney CBD. You might have to leave some extra time for travel.

 Check the City Rail website here to plan your journey.

Opening Times

  • Saturday: 7.30am
  • Sunday: 8.30am
  • Monday: 8.30am

If you come early, you can avoid the queues and be sure you won’t miss the first session!

Venue

Song Summit 2012 will take place at the Sydney Convention Centre.

Sydney Convention Centre area map

Darling Harbour is Sydney’s most exciting tourism precinct. Located on the waterfront within walking distance of the heart of the city, the area offers all that visitors love about Sydney – from great restaurants and live entertainment to beautiful gardens and fantastic attractions.

With more than 17,000 hotel rooms located nearby, this vibrant region is easily accessible. Visitors can hop on the light rail or monorail, take a cab, jump on a ferry or water taxi or simply stroll to Darling Harbour from the central business district.

Once there, it’s hard to decide what to do.

For superb waterside dining – from a lunch break to a special meal – Darling Harbour has scores of restaurants and cafes offering everything from seafood and sandwiches to authentic Asian and contemporary Australian cuisine.

There’s also a choice of world-class attractions such as the Sydney Aquarium and Sydney Wildlife World, the Powerhouse Museum and the Australian Maritime Museum, providing a fascinating insight into Australia’s history and its colourful marine life. You can also catch a movie at the IMAX Theatre, take a walk through the Chinese Garden of Friendship or visit Star City Casino.

For those who like to shop, a retail marketplace makes Darling Harbour a drawcard for Sydneysiders and visitors alike.

Home to many of the city’s most exciting public festivals and events, the precinct’s also a spectacular outdoor venue for cocktail parties and dinners.

For more information on Darling Harbour and the public events held in the precinct, please go to www.darlingharbour.com.au. Click on the 360 degree virtual tours for a full view of Darling Harbour.

Getting Here

The Centre is conveniently located in Darling Harbour on the edge of Sydney’s CBD. It’s easy to get to the Convention Centre by bus, train, ferry, monorail, lightrail, car, taxi or bicycle and it’s just a ten-minute walk from the CBD.

View Darling Harbour precinct map for more information about accessibility.

By Car

From the International Airport:

From the International Departure Terminal, turn right onto Qantas Drive. This road connects into Joyce Drive and then into General Holmes Drive.

Follow General Holmes Drive until you reach Southern Cross Drive.

Turn left onto Southern Cross Drive. After 5 minutes (2.5 kms) Southern Cross Drive connects into South Dowling Street.

Follow South Dowling Street until you reach Cleveland Street.

Turn left at Cleveland Street.

Follow Cleveland Street for 10 minutes (5kms) until you reach Abercrombie Street.

Turn right at Abercrombie Street. After 7 minutes (3.5kms) Abercrombie Street connects into Wattle Street.

Follow Wattle Street until you reach Pyrmont Bridge Road.

Turn right at Pyrmont Bridge Road. After 5 minutes (2.5kms) Pyrmont Bridge Road connects into Darling Drive.

The Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre is located on your left hand side after the first roundabout. Carparking is available underneath the Exhibition Centre on Darling Drive. For parking information please click here.

From the Harbour Bridge:

Cross the Harbour Bridge via the Bradfield Highway until you reach the toll.

After the toll, take the Western Distributor Fwy. Stay on the right hand side. This road connects into Harbour Street after 2 minutes (2kms).

Follow Harbour Street until you reach Pier Street. The Novotel Rockford Darling Harbour is located on this corner.

Turn right into Pier Street after 2 minutes (1.5kms), then veer left onto Darling Drive.

After 1minute (0.1km), take the second exit at the roundabout. Follow Darling Drive.

The Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre is located on your right hand side.

Carparking is available underneath the Exhibition Centre on Darling Drive.

For parking information, please click here.

From the Anzac Bridge

Cross the Anzac Bridge via the Western Distributor Fwy until you reach the Pyrmont Bridge Road exit.

Veer left onto the Prymont Bridge Road exit.

After 2 minutes (1.5kms) turn left onto Pyrmont Bridge Road. Pyrmont Bridge Road becomes Darling Drive.

The Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre is located on your left hand side after the first roundabout.

Carparking is available underneath the Exhibition Centre on Darling Drive.

For parking information, please click here.

Parking at the Centre

Parking at the Centre

Exhibition Centre Car Park

Convention Centre parking and Exhibition Centre parking is located off Darling Drive, underneath the Centre’s five exhibition halls, in Darling Harbour.

The Car Park provides direct access to the Centre and the Darling Harbour precinct.

The Car Park features 18 disabled parking spaces and access to the Centre can also be gained via ramps and lifts.

The Car Park is open for 24 hours, Monday to Sunday.

Parking rates

Day time  

0-1 hours                $9.00
1-2 hours $17.00
2-3 hours $25.00
3-4 hours $30.00
4+ hours $32.00

Evening (entry after 5 pm and exit before 6 am the following day)  

0-1 hours                $9.00
1-2 hours $17.00
2+ hours $20.00

Automatic cash/credit card ticket machines are located in each section of the Car Park and credit card payment facilities are available at the Car Park exits.

Please note that the ceiling height of the Centre Car Park is 1.8 metres.

For enquiries, contact: +61 2 9282 5000. 

DID YOU KNOW?

The Centre is committed to environmental responsibility and has provided two fuel efficient car spaces in the Exhibition Centre car park.

By Train

The Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre is accessible by both train and light rail services.

The nearest public train station is Town Hall Station for the Convention Centre, and Central Station for the Exhibition Centre. Both stations are approximately 10 minutes from the venue by foot.

The State Transit Website – www.131500.com.au – has useful information regarding public transport options, including a trip planner function that will provide you with detailed information on how to get around Sydney.

The Metro Light Rail provides a direct service to the venue with a Metro Light Rail station located directly outside both the Convention Centre and the Exhibition Centre.

Tickets can be purchased on the train. Trains operate every 15 minutes between Central Station and Lilyfield.

For further information on the Metro Light Rail, please refer to their website at www.metrolightrail.com.au.

Click on www.metrolightrail.com.au/StationLocatorFlash.asp to view the light rail route map.  

By Ferry

The Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre is accessible via both public and private ferry services.

Sydney Ferries run a public service from the Sydney Aquarium at Darling Harbour to Circular Quay, stopping at Balmain, Milsons Point and McMahons Point.

The Sydney Aquarium is only a 5 minute walk from the Convention Centre.

For timetable enquiries, please refer to their website at www.sydneyferries.nsw.gov.au.

Matilda Cruises runs an “Express Ferry” between Circular Quay and Darling Harbour, via Sydney Aquarium and Star City Casino.

Services arrive and depart from the wharf outside the Harbourside Shopping Centre, adjacent to the Convention Centre.

For timetable enquiries, please refer to their website at www.matilda.com.au.

Water taxi services also operate to and from any accessible wharfs or waterfront locations.

For further information, please contact +61 2 9299 0199 for Yellow Water Taxis, or +61 2 9955 3222 for Water Taxis Combined, Harbour Taxi Boats and Taxis Afloat.

By Monorail

Enjoy convenient and easy transport to and from meetings and events with Sydney Monorail.

Wih regular services running every three to five minutes, Sydney Monorail links the city’s hotels, shopping and attractions with the dynamic Darling Harbour precinct, delivering delegates directly to Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Tickets are available from each station or Event Organisers can pre-purchase 1 to 7 Day Convention Passes for their delegates.

Monorail branding, advertising and promotion and vehicle charters are also available.

For further information on the Monorail, please visit www.monorail.com.au.   

By Bus

The 443 bus service runs to locations such as the Maritime Museum and Harris Street, Ultimo.

The Convention Centre is approximately 5 minutes walking distance from these locations.

The State Transit Website - www.131500.com.au – has useful information regarding public transport options, including a trip planner function that will provide you with detailed information on how to get around Sydney.

By Light Rail

Linking Central Station with Sydney’s inner west, Metro Light Rail delivers you quickly and easily to Darling Harbour and Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre.

With regular services running every 10 to 15 minutes, the journey time from Central to the Centre is only 9 minutes.

Depending upon the event you can alight from two stations – Convention Stop is directly behind the Convention Centre and Exhibition Stop provides easy access to the Exhibition Halls.

Tickets are available from our friendly conductors on-board each tram or Event Organisers can pre-purchase 1 to 7 Day Convention Passes for their delegates.

Light Rail branding, advertising and promotion and vehicle charters are also available.

For further information on Metro Light Rail, please visit www.metrolightrail.com.au

On Foot / Bicycle

The Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre is located in Darling Harbour.

Darling Harbour is only a 10-15 minute walk from the city centre. Simply follow the signs to Darling Harbour.

Darling Harbour is also easily accessible by bicycle.

Bike racks are located beside the Convention Centre with several additional bike racks around the perimeter of the Darling Harbour precinct.

See Darling Harbour precinct map.

The Centre’s administration offices are not located within the Convention and Exhibition Centre buildings.

They are above the Convention Centre monorail station, next to the Novotel Hotel Sydney on Darling Harbour.

To get to the administration offices, walk from the northern entrance of the Convention Centre building to Darling Drive.

Take the overhead walkway (over Darling Drive) to the Convention Centre monorail station.

The entrance to the administration offices is on the right of the monorail station.

Accommodation & Travel

Thanks to Showgroup Travel, Song Summit delegates have access to great rates on accommodation at Darling Harbour.

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